[Sidefx-houdini-list] Semi OT : What is the best processor to run simulation (flip) for Houdini ?
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Wed Jun 29 12:25:04 EDT 2016
Lately I've been doing a lot of work remotely on my laptop with an
i7-5700HQ and as I was pretty happy about the performances so I started
to do benchmarks at different studios I work as well to compare.
Surprisingly the sims I ran weren't a great deal faster on their Xeon
Somebody mentioned here or on the forum that i7s are restricted to 64GB
of RAM. If it's the case that would be a reason why I would go toward a
Xeon vs a i7 on a workstation. However if it's not the case and if I was
to buy a workstation I would definitely do more serious benchmarks
because it looks like a fast i7 might be faster in many cases especially
for lower res sims.
I don't know about you but I spend a lot more time tweaking and
validating parameters on a lower res sim than I do on the final which is
most of the time something I send overnight or on a computer on the
farm. Thus the advantage of being faster on very high res is not as
Please keep us informed of what you find.
On 06/29/2016 11:48 AM, Cristobal Infante wrote:
> A dual Xeon should serve you well for sims.
> On Wednesday, 29 June 2016, Olivier Jeannel <facialdeluxe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It's all in the title.
>> What do you use or recommand for the heavy sims task ?
>> 4 core very high Ghz ?
>> Many cores low Ghz ?
>> i7 / Xeon ?
>> Single ?
>> Gpu / openCL ?
>> If you have some good reference for the cpu or a site with some fast
>> configuration I'm all ears.
>> Thank you :)
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